Know About Dustin Pedroia; Contract, Stats, Wife, Height, Injury

Published Date: 28 May, 2019 Updated date: 28 May, 2019 By Celebs Podium

Well, Dustin Pedroia is still under the contract with the MLB team Boston Red Sox until 2021. The contract money amounted to $35 million would be forfeited by him after the retirement, barring an agreement with the Red Sox.

Dustin Pedroia is an American baseball second baseman, associated with the Major League Baseball (MLB) team the Boston Red Sox. He is the four-time winner of All-Star and an American League (AL) Most Valuable Player award. Besides is the recipient of four Gold Glove Awards and a single Silver Slugger award.

Dustin Pedroia Bio; Early Life, Education, Height, Weight

Dustin Luis Pedroia was born on 17 August 1983 to parents Guy Pedroia and Debbie Pedroia. His parents had a tire shop where they used to work for 14 hours a day. He grew up along with his brother Brett and a sister Debbie Pedroia in Woodland, California, northwest of Sacramento.

Pedroia attended Woodland High School and started playing football and baseball. Later, he went to Arizona State University (ASU) and played college baseball for the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team. The MLB talent stands at the height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters) and weighs 79 kg (180 lbs).

MLB Career; Stats, Injury

Dustin was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the second round with the 65th pick overall of the 2004 Major League Baseball draft. He made an MLB debut for the Red Sox in August 2006.

In 2007, Pedroia became a full player and won the AL Rookie of the Year award. Meanwhile, he was a member of the Red Sox World Series championship teams in 2007 and 2013. However, he suffered from an injury, breaking his left ring finger in 2012. Dustin underwent thumb surgery to repair a torn UCL in 2013.

Dustin Pedroia of the MLB team, the Boston Red Sox during a workout at Fenway Park in October 2018 (Picture: Masslive)

According to his career stats, he has hit .299/.365/.439 with 140 home runs and 51.7 Wins Above Replacement. Dustin only appeared nine big-league games since the start of the 2018 season. In April 2019, he had an injury on his knee and began his rehabilitation. During a press conference in May 2019, he announced that he would be taking an absence. Further, he stated that he is not sure if he would be able to play again.

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Contract, Salary & Net Worth

Dustin penned the contract with the Red Sox with a $575,000 signing bonus. Later, he extended his contract in 2009 worth $40,500,000 with an average salary of $6,750,000.

Moreover, Pedroia signed an 8 year / $110,000,000 contract with an average salary of $13,750,000. His earnings from individual achievements have also increased his net worth. The veteran player currently enjoys the net worth of an estimated $45 million.

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Share Three Sons With Wife

The 35-year-old has been married to Kelli Pedroia for more than a decade. The couple exchanged their wedding vows on 11 November 2006.

Dustin and Kelli were college sweethearts, who met at Arizona State University. They dated for a while before their marriage, splitting their time between Chandler, Arizona during the offseason and Boston.

Dustin Pedroia and his wife Kelli Pedroia are the parents of three sons (Picture: Redsoxphotos)

They are proud parents of three children relationship. Their first son, Dylan was born on 18 August 2009. Later, they welcomed another son Cole in September 2012 and the third son Brooks was born in June 2014.

Some Interesting Facts About Dustin Pedroia

  • Dustin is the nephew of Baylor University defensive coordinator Phil Snow.
  • His brother, Brett played baseball as a catcher at Shasta College and his sister Debbie was a tennis player at Sacramento City College.
  • During his college, he became Arizona State University On Deck Circle Most Valuable Player.
  • His family is of Swiss Italian and Portuguese descent.
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